centroids of areas and lines

centroids of areas and lines

[′sen‚trȯidz əv ¦er·ē·əz ən ′līnz]
(mathematics)
Points positioned identically with the centers of gravity of corresponding thin homogeneous plates or thin homogeneous wires; involved in the analysis of certain problems of mechanics such as the phenomenon of bending.
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